22 September 2011

National Sewing Month Challenge Day 222, Place mats

Welcome to day 22! Today I made some place mats. I might be slightly partial to the Autumn season for some fairly obvious reasons. And if you don't know already my name is Autumn. With this project I saw this fall-ish fabric at my local big box craft store in the clearance bin when I bought the fabric for yesterday's project. It was pretty inexpensive, and it ends up being about a $1 a place mat. So not to shabby! I have always wanted a beautiful table-scape that changed with the season and occasion with place mats, candles, cloth napkins with fancy napkin holders and well I have three little kids and they are destructive. So I thought at a minimum I can try the place mat thing. Along with the place mats today I also made some tasty three berry coffee cake muffins and cajeta gelato! And I managed to clean house! I think I'm going to need to wrap this up I'm tired!
Here is one of the place mats with a muffin:
I love the orange, olive, red and gold in the fabric. Just perfect for Fall!
And here is a close up of the muffins. These made the house smell so yummy. When I filled the tin cavities I layered the almond muffin batter with mix of blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Then put more muffin batter on top of that. Next I topped them with almond slices and sprinkled on cardamom.  I love cardamom!  I think it just adds the extra little "Yay" to the taste factor. 
Have a great night!

1 comment:

mudmaven said...

Both place mats and muffins look fantastic!!! ~chris